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  1. save the date
    Dearly Beloved Mindy Kaling and Priyanka Chopra Unite for Indian Wedding MovieKaling will reportedly co-write the comedy with Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Dan Goor.
  2. dark universe
    It’s Alive, It’s Aliiiiiiive! Universal’s Dark Universe Is Resurrected, Sort OfUniversal’s monster movies are back in business!
  3. curious adaptations
    Felicity Jones to Holster Her Blaster for Universal’s Swan Lake The Rogue One star will reportedly star in a tentpole adaptation of the famous Tchaikovsky ballet.
  4. cinematic universes
    What Is Going On With Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’?The Mummy is Universal’s newest attempt to revive its old monsters. Will this time be different?
  5. Julia Roberts Might Lead Mr. Robot Creator’s HomecomingThe project is based on the popular Gimlet Media podcast of the same name.
  6. the industry
    Antoine Fuqua Won’t Be Directing the Scarface Reboot After AllSay goodbye to his little friend.
  7. trailer mix
    Watch Jason Bourne’s Punchy ReturnWill this guy ever find peace?
  8. straight outta compton
    Compton Cut N.W.A. From Some Facebook TrailersNon-blacks and non-Hispanics saw trailers without any mention of N.W.A.
  9. the industry
    Johnny Depp to Star in Invisible ManFor Universal.
  10. the industry
    Rogen, Galifianakis, Hader Team Up for SomethingAs astronauts.
  11. tv news
    Kevin Bacon in Tremors TV RebootWho wants to play Six Degrees of Worms?
  12. in development
    Chloë Moretz Will Flip Her Fins in The Little MermaidSofia Coppola is out and Chloë Moretz is in!
  13. shenanigans
    Back to the Future Could Have Had an Awful TitleNobody is trying to see Space Man From Pluto.
  14. the monster mash
    King Kong, Godzilla Will Clash AgainThanks to an industry move that’s creating something à la the MCU.
  15. the sound of money
    Why Major Music Labels Still MatterDespite the trend toward DIY and digital releases, old-guard record labels still have some advantages that their newer counterparts don’t. 
  16. the industry
    Studio to Pay for Extra ‘Security’ for ComptonHmm.
  17. trailer mix
    Get Your First Look at Fassbender As Steve JobsCrushing it.
  18. castings
    Katherine Waterston Takes a Lead Role in Universal’s Steve Jobs FilmShe’ll play Jobs’s first longtime girlfriend and partner, Chrisann Brennan.
  19. Adam and Naomi Scott Land a TV Development Deal with UniversalAdam Scott and his wife Naomi, who are the brains behind Adult Swim’s The Greatest Event in Television History specials, have signed a […]
  20. lawsuits
    MGM Accuses Universal of Making a James Bond Rip-offThere’s a lawsuit. 
  21. Universal Is Developing the Fantasy Novel TalonTurns out, we all really like dragons.
  22. movie franchises
    Which Movie Studios Are Winning and Losing the Franchise Arms Race?Disney has all the Marvel and Pixar franchises.
  23. fast & furious 7
    Fast & Furious 7 Script Being Revised Following Paul Walker’s DeathExecs hope to “retire Walker’s character from the series.”
  24. the industry
    Hunger Games’s Ray to Pen Competing Mummy ScriptVulture has learned that the studio has taken the unusual step of hiring two different screenwriters to work on dueling Mummy scripts.
  25. The Screenplay to Judd Apatow’s ‘This is 40’ Is Online and It’s Really LongUniversal has posted the entire screenplay to Judd Apatow’s upcoming movie This is 40  on its “For Your Consideration” awards […]
  26. NBC Won’t Let Tina Fey Escape Its Clutches30 Rock, one of NBC’s longest-running sitcoms, is ending its run next year with a final 13-episode seventh season, but the Peacock Network […]
  27. the industry
    Fast Five Director in Talks for L.A. RiotsThe project had first been set up at the studio half a dozen years ago with director Spike Lee.
  28. casting couch
    Kristen Stewart Lands Lie Down in DarknessNo word yet on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel.
  29. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: July Fourth EditionSavages gets squeezed out, but could it increase its haul this upcoming weekend?
  30. Harris Wittels Signs Overall Deal with Universal TVIt seems like Harris’s Foam Corner is going to get a lot foamier. (In that sentence foam represented success, I guess?) Harris just signed a […]
  31. the industry
    Will Snow White and Battleship Be the Last Straws at Universal?The pricey Snow White looks likely to be yet another in a list of painful bombs for the beleaguered studio.
  32. analysis
    Five Consequences of the Sinking of BattleshipWhen a movie this expensive fails, there are bound to be ramifications well beyond the home port.
  33. real talk
    Universal Chief Prefers Watching 2-D Movies to 3-D“I don’t like wearing the glasses over my glasses.”
  34. auctions
    Who Won the Movie Rights to 50 Shades of Grey?The erotic book trilogy has found a studio home.
  35. universal
    Watch the Development of the Universal Logo Over 100 YearsThe Lorax rings in the newest iteration after a century of the ol’ spinning globe.
  36. the industry
    What Hollywood Can Learn From the End of Universal’s Ill-Fated Hasbro DealThe pact was meant to signal the end of the movie star. Nothing got made, and now Candy Land is at Sony with Adam Sandler.
  37. An Imagined Conversation Between Kristen Wiig and Universal About […]Universal: Oh my gosh Kristen, Bridesmaids did so well! Kristen Wiig: Yeah, I’m really excited about it! Universal: Hey, so…what are you […]
  38. battles
    Tower Heist No Longer Coming to a Couch Near YouThe movie was going to come out on VOD early. Not anymore.
  39. the industry
    Is Universal Going to Sell Off Focus Features?The studio is supposedly in talks to unload its specialty film division.
  40. Universal Working Overtime to Make Cowboys & Aliens Seem Less FunHow can they better convince us of the film’s “deadly seriousness”?
  41. exclusive
    Ron Meyer May Be Sunk at Universal: Was a Roster of Board-Game Movies His Final Mistake?Sources tell Vulture that several candidates, including former Disney studios chief Dick Cook, have been approached about replacing Universal Studios president and COO Ron Meyer.
  42. release dates
    Universal Dates Bourne Legacy, Fills Out 2012 SlateMeanwhile, the Tom Hanks–Julia Roberts comedy ‘Larry Crowne’ is set for July 1, 2011.
  43. exclusive
    The New Halo Game Is a Hit — So What’s the Status of the Halo Movie?The Halo movie: a history.
  44. big ideas
    Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Will Be Adapted Into Three Movies and Two TV SeasonsThat will be released in this brand-new order: movie, TV season, movie, TV season, movie.
  45. the industry
    Topher Grace’s Kids in America to Be Freed From CaptivityTopher Grace, Anna Faris, and Michelle Trachtenberg have all been in movie limbo for the last three years, but they’re about to be liberated!
  46. mtv
    Universal Pulls Video Content From MTV WebsitesContract talks between Vevo and MTV break down.
  47. exclusive
    Will Dustin Hoffman Rescue Little Fockers?Talks are well under way to see if Hoffman would be willing to return to shoot new scenes.
  48. american idol
    Idol Leaves Sony For UniversalMeanwhile, it could be weeks until new judges are announced.
  49. movies
    Take a Video Tour of Universal’s Rebuilt New York City Set in HollywoodAfter the 2008 fire, rebirth.
  50. cancellations
    No Brolin Drug DramaWith only five weeks to go until it was to begin shooting, hit-hungry Universal has pulled the plug on ‘Cartel.’
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